Iran's Ahmadinejad In Cuba On Tour Of Americas


Salon Staff
January 11, 2012 11:36PM (UTC)

HAVANA (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in Cuba on the third stop of a Latin American tour.

Ahmadinejad is expected to meet with both Raul and Fidel Castro during his less than 24 hours on the island. He also plans to speak at the University of Havana.

Advertisement:

Cuban state television broadcast images of Vice President Esteban Lazo greeting the Iranian leader at the airport Wednesday.

Ahmadinejad previously visited Venezuela and Nicaragua on his trip. He has been promoting friendships with allies in the Americas, shortly after Washington imposed tougher sanctions on Tehran over its nuclear program.

He travels to Ecuador next.


Salon Staff

MORE FROM Salon Staff

BROWSE SALON.COM
COMPLETELY AD FREE,
FOR THE NEXT HOUR

Read Now, Pay Later - no upfront
registration for 1-Hour Access

Click Here
7-Day Access and Monthly
Subscriptions also available
No tracking or personal data collection
beyond name and email address

•••





Fearless journalism
in your inbox every day

Sign up for our free newsletter

• • •